Rosso Bianco Collection / P413006713/04/01
Lotus Elite Coupe, 1960
6 Zylinder Reihen Frontmotor (Coventry Climax)
1216ccm 76PS @ 6300 0-60mph in 12s, top speed 115 mph
Robic Nr 291
The Lotus Elite was produced from 1958 through 1963. The Elite was Colin Chapman's first real production, road-worthy, closed automobile. The road going vehicles provided the funds to finance the racing program. Constructed of glassfibre monocoque comprised of eight box sections (as opposed to the more common fiberglass-body-on-steel-frame design), the vehicle was both light and strong. Independent front suspension by coil springs and wishbones. Independent rear suspension by Chapman struts incorporating coil springs. Powered by an all aluminium Coventry Climax engine. Winner in class at LeMans 24 hour races.